De Rosa leaves the road with four new off-road bikes

Handsome electric blue collection leaves us keen to learn more

De Rosa has just announced the launch of four new off-road bikes — the Big, Bigger, Sfida and OSA — which are the first ever dirt-oriented bikes from the Italian brand.

Stating its intentions from the outset, this new collection of bikes is named ‘Beyond the Road’ and shares a common, incredibly handsome Azzurro Elektra colour scheme.

We love the look of the colour matched rigid fork
We love the look of the colour matched rigid fork

The amusingly named Big and Bigger are De Rosa’a new mountain bikes and at first glance, look like pretty standard Euro-XC-marathon bikes, with the Big built around a colour-matched rigid fork and the Bigger, an RS1 that has had the same treatment.

The Bigger gets suspension in the form of a Rockshox RS1
The Bigger gets suspension in the form of a Rockshox RS1

As far as we can tell, the bikes are carbon, with the Big built around an XT 1x drivetrain and the Bigger XTR.

The Sfida looks to be a carbon cross and gravel wagon
The Sfida looks to be a carbon cross and gravel wagon

The Sfida is De Rosa’s new carbon gravel/’cross/radventure bike. Again, as far as we can tell from the supplied pictures, the bike is carbon and has quick release dropouts. That’s all we can offer for now alongside this half-finished geometry chart.

We'd love to tell you more... but we can't
We'd love to tell you more... but we can't

The range is rounded out by the OSA, which appears to be a steel or alloy adventure bike with a carbon fork, thru-axles and mudguard mounts. However, most importantly it has a colour matched pannier rack. What’s not to love?

Matching pannier racks? We're sold
Matching pannier racks? We're sold

We’d love to provide you more details about the bikes, but the 2018 catalogue and accompanying press release offer next to no hard details about the bikes, with half complete or entirely missing geometry charts.

We’ve contacted De Rosa and have sent our people on the ground at Eurobike 2017 to get more info on the bikes and we will update this article as soon as we have more info!

Jack Luke

Staff Writer, UK
Jack has been riding and fettling with bikes for his whole life. Always in search of the hippest new niche in cycling, Jack is a self-confessed gravel dork and thinks nothing of bivouacking on a beach after work. Also fond of cup and cone bearings, skids and tan wall tyres.
  • Discipline: Long days in the saddle by either road or mountain bike
  • Preferred Terrain: Happiest when on a rural road by the coast or crossing a remote mountain pass. Also partial to a cheeky gravel adventure or an arduous hike-a-bike.
  • Current Bikes: Custom Genesis Croix de Fer all road adventure wagon, Niner EMD 9.
  • Dream Bike: A rigid 44 Bikes Marauder, all black please.
  • Beer of Choice: Caesar Augustus
  • Location: Bristol, UK

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